The Patients Association

The Patients Association

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The Patients Association

The Patients Association is an advocacy group that highlights the concerns of patients. The Patients Association works with government and a broad range of individuals and organisations involved in healthcare to develop better and more responsive health services.


The Patients Association advocates for greater and equitable access to high quality, accurate and independent information for patients, for greater and equitable access to high quality care and for involvement in decision making as a right.

After 40 years the Patients Association still has a vital role to play. Our role is to help provide patients with the information that is difficult to access, often hidden away by vested interests.

Our range of booklets help and so does our Helpline but this is not enough. Over the coming months and years we aim to increase the amount of information for patients so when we are offered a choice we know what we are choosing and why we are choosing it.

The Patients Association is well placed as a platform to facilitate a dialogue between all the stakeholders in a patient’s care, from the NHS itself to companies that produce the medial devices across to medical insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry.